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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(J)
John Johnson

 

Will of John Johnson
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 11 & 12 probate year 1850

In re
     John Johnson       deceased.

I John Johnson Senr of Jobs Cove being of sound mind and understanding but knowing the uncertainty of human life do hereby make this my last will and testament.
I give and bequeath unto my son William one half of the eastern side my stage and one half of the flakes in the eastern side of my fishing room also the place for a Fish house which I may point out to him during the term of his natural life at his decease to his son John who is to allow his mother to remain (should she survive her husband) on the premises otherwise in case of remarriage she is to leave and give up all claim thereto I also give and bequeath unto my son William the sum of three pounds currency to be paid out of any money that may be due me or in my possession or in the possession of my executors belonging to me at my decease He is also to keep the gardens he now holds.
I give and bequeath unto my son John one half of the eastern side of my stage and one half of the flakes on the eastern side of my fishing Room, also the plan for a fish house which I may point out to him during the term of his natural life, also the gardens he now holds for the same term at his decease to his son John, who is to allow his mother to remain (should she survive her husband) on the premises otherwise in case of remarriage she is to leave and give up all claim thereto.
I also give and bequeath unto my son John the sum of three pounds currency to be paid out of any money that may be due me or in my possession or in the possession of my executors belonging to me at my decease
I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel the whole of the western side the stages the whole of the western flake of my fishing room with the fish house with the whole of the garden ground meadows and land with the houses and other erections thereon save and except the portions now in possession of my other sons William and John and which I have given them as before named in this will
I also give and bequeath unto my son Samuel the whole of my household furniture of all descriptions also my watch also all the cattle now on the premises or that may be on the premises at my decease. Also the sum of three pounds currency to be paid as aforesaid This bequest to my son Samuel is on this condition   that he maintain his brother George as long as he chooses to remain with him and assists him as far as he is able.
I also give and bequeath unto my son Samuel a further sum of three pounds currency to be paid as aforesaid for the use of my son George & to be laid out for his sole use and benefit by Samuel.
I also give and bequeath unto my son Joseph the sum of three pounds currency to be paid as aforesaid
I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth wife of Thomas Whiteway the sum of three pounds currency to be paid as aforesaid.
I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane wife of William Turner the sum of three pounds currency to be paid as aforesaid.
I also give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Johnson the sum of three pounds currency to be paid as aforesaid.
I request Thomas Holliday of Jobs Cove Richard Rankin and Edward Louis of Island Cove to be the executors of this my last will and testament & to whom all papers and accounts belonging to me are to be given up at my decease.
Dated at Lower Island Cove this first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five. John his X mark Johnson, Senr. Witness,   James Popplestone,   R.T. Rankin,   Richard Rankin.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (December 14, 2002)

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